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Ernie Johnson

Highest Rated:   67% The Year of the Yao (2005)
Lowest Rated:   0% The Slugger's Wife (1985)
Birthday:   Not Available
Birthplace:   Not Available
Nicknamed E.J. In 1991, adopted Michael, a 3-year-old Romanian boy who was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy a year later and is permanently confined to a wheelchair after a fall that broke his hip. Johnson was moved to adopt the boy after viewing a TV program about the plight of Romanian orphans. Adopted Carmen, a 7-month-old girl, from Paraguay in 1993. Worked Atlanta Braves play-by-play with his father, Ernie Johnson Sr., a former Braves pitcher. Has worked in varying capacities on TNT and TBS sports broadcasts, including basketball, college football, tennis and baseball; also covered the Olympics in Albertville, France, and Lillehammer, Norway. Went public in 2006 with a previous diagnosis of follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma after a growth near a lymph node had become noticeable to viewers. Active in the Muscular Dystrophy Association. In 2007, he was the first recipient of the honorary "John Wooten Keys to Life Award," which honors people for such qualities as faith, integrity and character. Likes to joke about his receding hairline.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
67% The Year of the Yao
  • Actor
2005
0% The Slugger's Wife
  • Baseball Narrator
1985

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
91% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2015
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2010

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